Source Confirms Former Tennessee Inmate Sleeping Outside in 20-Degree Cold

Source Confirms Former Tennessee Inmate Sleeping Outside in 20-Degree Cold

“INTENTIONAL MEANNESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 6, 2020) — The eyewitness who told The Post & Email that former inmate Grenda Ray Harmer was dropped off at a “community resource center” last week by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) without a plan for housing, shelter, medical care, employment or public benefits confirmed on Friday […]

Report: Former Tennessee Inmate, Released Last Week, “Living on the Streets”

Report: Former Tennessee Inmate, Released Last Week, “Living on the Streets”

TDOC MUM ON ARRANGEMENTS FOR GRENDA RAY HARMER by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 3, 2020) — An article published Monday by David Tulis of Noogaradio 92.7 FM and TNtrafficticket.com reports that a 25-year inmate of the Tennessee Department of Corrections, Grenda Ray Harmer, was brought in an ad-hoc fashion to a “community resource center” upon the […]

Tennessee: Harmer Placed on “Inactive” Status

Tennessee:  Harmer Placed on “Inactive” Status

“NO LONGER UNDER STATE SUPERVISION” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2020) — The inmate database of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) shows on Friday morning that Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, has been placed on “inactive” status due to the expiration of his 25-year sentence on Wednesday. As The Post & Email has reported, on […]

Harmer Again Declines Release

Harmer Again Declines Release

FOR MEDICAL REASONS by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 19, 2020) — A copy of a letter received Tuesday from Tennessee state inmate Grenda Ray Harmer indicates, as he stated last year, that he will not consent to a release from the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) on his scheduled release date of February […]

Tennessee: Harmer Calls for Investigation into Alleged Prison Mental-Health-Services Fraud

Tennessee:  Harmer Calls for Investigation into Alleged Prison Mental-Health-Services Fraud

AFTER COMPELLED PARTICIPATION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 6, 2019) — A letter received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, alleges a scheme on the part of TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker to compel inmates to obtain mental-health counseling, whether or not they have been evaluated as requiring it, to enrich the prison service-provider, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Likely to Remain in Custody Another Year

Tennessee:  Harmer Likely to Remain in Custody Another Year

INMATE CHOOSES TO CONVALESCE UNDER CARE OF TDOC by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 26, 2019) — In a letter received Tuesday, 25-year TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that he will likely remain in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) for another year because of medical conditions for which he just recently […]

Tennessee Inmate Reports Forced “Mental Health” Class

Tennessee Inmate Reports Forced “Mental Health” Class

IS “MORE FUNDING” THE REASON? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 14, 2019) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Grenda Ray Harmer, an inmate at the state’s Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) who has communicated with The Post & Email for approximately three years, reported in an October 7, 2019 letter to Gov. Bill Lee that he […]

Inmate Plans to Remain in Custody if Medical Problems Remain

Inmate Plans to Remain in Custody if Medical Problems Remain

SUGGESTS IMMEDIATE TREATMENT WOULD BE “LESS COSTLY” THAN EXTENDED STAY by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 1, 2019) — On Saturday The Post & Email received a copy of a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88170, to Gov. Bill Lee stating that he will not consent to release by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) […]

Harmer Follows Up on TDOC Commissioner with Tennessee Governor

Harmer Follows Up on TDOC Commissioner with Tennessee Governor

“PRISONS ARE NOT EASY TO GOVERN AND CONTROL” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 15, 2019) — In a follow-up letter dated July 15, 2019, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to convey his observation that Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker is prohibited by state statute to serve […]

Tennessee: Harmer Blows Whistle on Prison Staff Shortages

Tennessee:  Harmer Blows Whistle on Prison Staff Shortages

LONG-TERM INMATE FEARS OVERWORKED STAFF INCAPABLE OF HANDLING POTENTIAL EMERGENCY by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2019) — On Friday The Post & Email received a copy of a letter dated August 5, 2019 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reporting “a severe staff shortage of officers” creating what Harmer sees […]

TDOC: Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

TDOC:  Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

LEGITIMATE, OR A COZY ARRANGEMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 30, 2019) — A copy of a letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, cites a state law which suggests that Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker is prohibited from assuming responsibilities adjunct to his leadership at the agency. Harmer is […]

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

“I’VE BEEN INCARCERATED FOR OVER 47 YEARS” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2019) — As was reported last week by this writer on “Nooganomics” hosted by David Tulis, longtime TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer continues to request “transition,” or “reentry,” services based on the anticipated conclusion of his most recent 25-year sentence approximately one year […]

Harmer: Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

Harmer:  Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

ALONG WITH REPORTED PERSONAL THREAT by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 22, 2019) — A copy of a memo received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that “a large number of gang members are now in Unit #1,” the Protective Custody (PC) unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. The […]

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

“I WANT TO STAY ALIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 16, 2019) — As this writer discussed on Thursday’s “Nooganomics” show with host David Tulis, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer believes he has been relegated to protective custody (PC) for more than 18 months, rather than transferred to general population (GP) at the earliest opportunity in […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

“THIS IS EVERY MONTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2019) — A letter dated February 1, 2019 directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker states that protective-custody inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are denied “access to the courts” in the form of a legal aide. Inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports “Statewide Lockdown”

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports “Statewide Lockdown”

AMID RE-ACCREDITATION OF THREE FACILITIES BY NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL ORGANIZATION by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 22, 2019) — In two letters received last week and on Tuesday, respectively, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that on January 8, a gang member was stabbed dozens of times and all Tennessee prisons subsequently placed in “lockdown” mode, meaning […]

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

“MY CELL IS NO LONGER COLD” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 21, 2018) — A letter arriving on Wednesday dated December 12, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that the frigid temperature of his cell necessitating his wearing several layers of clothing at all times has been corrected. Under the heading, “UPDATES,” Harmer […]

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